Quote of the Day: “And that’s the world in a nutshell, an appropriate receptacle.”
- Stan Dunn
Today I was honored to be in the VIP section for the Recruit Training Regiment, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego California change of command.
OK, maybe just about everyone in attendance got seats in the “taco stand” (what we affectionately call the VIP area), but still, I was honored. It don’t take much, folks.
One of the main reasons I was there was because the outgoing Colonel showed up to my change of command a few months ago and if a full bird Colonel can find the time to show up at a Captain’s ceremony, the least I can do is return the favor.
But this doesn’t surprise me much since this Officer was always very respectful and gracious when I worked in Virginia and would come to the Depot on business. He’s just that kind of person and I have a very high level of respect for him.
It’s always a little sad to watch, though, as someone gives up a command, especially at a Regimental level. Not that the Colonel is being put out to pasture or anything. He’s moving up to be the Chief of Staff at First Marine Division which is the fast track to a General star. Godspeed, Colonel.
It was an honor to be at the ceremony and once again, I got to be witness to a part of the Depot history.
Free Advice for Today: “Don’t take 11 items to the 10 Items Express Check-Out lane.”
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.